ARLINGTON, Va.—April 12, 2021—The National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) announced the recipients of its 2021 NSTA Teacher Awards program, which honors K–12 teachers, principals, professors, and other science education professionals for their outstanding work and achievement in science education. In lieu of the in-person event that typically takes place annually at the NSTA National Conference on Science Education, award winners are being formally recognized during various virtual award ceremonies scheduled during late May and early June.
“Congratulations to all of the award winners on their success,” said Elizabeth Allan, NSTA President. “Each one of these incredible educators has repeatedly gone above and beyond their role as a teacher to inspire their students and help them move toward a brighter future.”
NSTA is honoring the following award recipients:
NSTA Presidential Citation
Corteva Excellence in Agricultural Science Education Award, sponsored by Corteva Agriscience
eCYBERMISSION Team Advisor National Recognition, sponsored by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP)
Maitland P. Simmons Memorial Award for New Teachers
Northrop Grumman Excellence in Engineering Education Award, sponsored by the Northrop Grumman Foundation
Robert E. Yager Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards
Ron Mardigian Bio-Rad Explorer Award, sponsored by Bio-Rad Laboratories
SeaWorld Environmental Educator of the Year Award, sponsored by SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
Shell Science Teaching Award, sponsored by Shell
Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge, sponsored by Shell, outfitted by Carolina Biological Supply Company
Shell Urban Science Educator Development Award, sponsored by Shell
Sylvia Shugrue Award for Elementary School Teachers
Vernier Software & Technology Awards, sponsored by Vernier Software & Technology
NSTA encourages science educators to apply for its 2022 NSTA Teacher Awards. For information, visit https://www.nsta.org/awards-and-recognition-program.
Founded in 1944, the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA) is the largest organization in the world dedicated to promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all. A vibrant community of 40,000 science educators and professionals, NSTA is committed to best practices in teaching science and its impact on student learning. NSTA offers high quality science resources and continuous learning so that science educators grow professionally and excel in their career. For new and experienced teachers alike, the NSTA community offers the opportunity to network with like-minded peers at the national level, connect with mentors and leading researchers, and learn from the best in the field.
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